Improved technical properties

Published:  24 February, 2014

The new AF/Armaflex Class O brand thermal insulation, incorporating a full range of elastomeric tubes, self seal tubes, coils, tape, flat sheet, self-adhesive sheets, continuous sheet (rolls) and pre-insulated pipe supports is now available with all the products providing the same technical values for the first time.

The new range from technical insulation manufacturer Armacell is said to be suitable for refrigeration and air conditioning, chilled water, process lines and heating and ventilation pipe and ductwork applications, with products available from January 2014. These replace the previous Class O Armaflex range, with the new AF/Armaflex Class O tube and sheet product codes now prefixed with AF-CO for ease of identification.

Advanced insulation manufacturer Armacell reports that ever since it first developed the Armaflex flexible nitrile rubber foam range in the 1950s it has grown to be the most recognised technical thermal insulation brand in the world for cold process applications. The Class O Armaflex brand was developed at Armacell’s Oldham plant in the 1960s and was the first flexible insulation to meet the UK fire standards. The Construction Products Regulation introduced in 2013 now means it is mandatory for Armaflex and other thermal insulation products to carry a CE Mark.

A new improved formulation of Armaflex has been developed to meet obligatory European fire performance, thermal conductivity and water vapour diffusion resistance values. This new advanced formula AF/Armaflex Class O range manufactured in the UK has a Euroclass Fire Rating of Bs3-d0 (the European equivalent to a Class O rating).

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